23—The Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

This is the first of five books in a 27 year old series "The Belgariad"; and it's a good one. An epic tale that began  millennia  ago comes to a new beginning when  The Orb of Torak is stolen and young Garion, the scion of family fated to protect the Orb, begins a quest to bring it home. Aided by his Aunt Pol and Mr. Wolf (daugter and father, sorcerers thousands of years old) The "Pawn of Prophecy" is the beginning of the epic. Garion learns that Pol and Wolf are really Polgara and Belgarath are his ancestors and he is directly descended from them.

As a former YA lit teacher was fond of saying, this is a corkin' good story!

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